Meet Gesenia Grajeda - Lawndale
In 2020 Gesenia Grajeda went to the One-Stop Center in Inglewood for help re-starting her career in advanced manufacturing after being sidelined by COVID.
With limited employment history in the aerospace industry, Gesenia and her career counselor developed an employment plan that included wage-based learning activities to that could help her gain career mobility in advanced manufacturing.
Outcome and Benefits:
She was accepted into a paid on-the-job training opportunity with Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach as a CNC Machine Technician. She completed the 12-week training in February 2021, reached all desired benchmarks, and was retained as a full time CNC Machinist with an hourly wage of $28.09.
Gesenia is grateful for the support services received that helped her start a new career and meet her goals of having mobility and wage advancement opportunities.